Microsoft Office word documents

Gateway / E-6100
February 28, 2013 at 16:10:18
Specs: Windows 7, AMD 3.0 X2
A friend of mine's computer I just reloaded everything. They had Office 2000 and had some documents saved. I loaded Office 2003. I know Office 2003 is outdated but this is an older computer Dell Dimension 2400 to be exact. Newer PC and software is not possible at this time.
Anyway I copied all of their documents back. They showed up just as .doc. I clicked one of the documents and the open with box came up. I chose word. I think I made a mistake. How do I reset? I should have downloaded the compatibility pack first. Is there a way tio reset this back? Please note system restore is turned off for right now.

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February 28, 2013 at 16:14:44
Word 2003 should have no problems opening 2000 docs.

What, if any, problem are you having?


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February 28, 2013 at 17:04:30
It shows a bunch of funny characters. Little squares kinda hard to explain. I just need to reset what I did. And what I did was chose to always open with the program. It should have opened if 2003 should open 2000 documents.

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February 28, 2013 at 17:04:57
re: "They did not show up just as .doc"

What did they show up as?

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February 28, 2013 at 17:35:02
Here are some ideas that might let you recover the files, no guarantees.

First, make a copy of the document
There’s a chance the corruption within the file may become worse over time
or you might destroy the file while trying to recover it.

Next, try saving the file in an different format.
Sometimes, using a format such as RTF or TXT
will cause some of Word’s codes to be stripped from the document,
which may fix the problem.

Try another word processor that supports Word documents like OpenOffice.
Or use a text editor like JEDIT to manually extract anything salvageable from the file.

You may also be able to recover the text portion of a document using Word’s text converter.
See here:

This filter will import straight ASCII text, you lose any Word formatting and nontext items such as graphics, but you should be able to extract the text information from the file.


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February 28, 2013 at 17:42:12
They showed up as .doc. That's what I meant. I am sorry. It seems I got it fixed. The computer is very very slow. I think I am going to run memtest.

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